Directing the Documentary

10:00am - 5:30pm

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5 days 10.00 - 17.00 Full-time

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Directing the Documentary

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The good news is that we live in a time when it's incredibly easy to just go out and shoot a documentary. The bad news is that most peoples' efforts are unwatchable and unsellable.

On this intensive 5 day course you will learn how to develop a documentary idea and turn it into a finished film that an audience will want to see.

The first part of each morning will be spent developing the participants' own documentary ideas. Then for the rest of each day the five aspects of directing a documentary will be explored. After completing this course, previous students have gone on to direct documentary films with ITV and BBC.


Previous course participants have said:

'I learned more over 3 sessions with Col than I did over my entire Documentary MA.'

'The knowledge I have now can't be compared to any other course.'

'Col's enthusiasm and experience was invaluable in helping to move my documentary development process forward.'

'Within an hour of working with Col I felt a million times better, my ideas were transformed.'